Tag Archives: NHL

  • This Day In Sports History (January 19th) – NHL All-Star Game

    This Day In Sports History (January 19th) – NHL All-Star Game

    It was on this day in 1991 that the 42nd annual NHL All-Star Game took place at Chicago Stadium, home of the Chicago Blackhawks.  The game featured the best players from the Wales Conference playing against the best from the Campbell Conference. The Campbell Conference would go on to win the game 11-5, led by […]

  • Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — McLeod vs. Chipchura — 1/16/12

    Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — McLeod vs. Chipchura — 1/16/12

    The Colorado Avalanche were dealt a beating at the hands of the Phoenix Coyotes yesterday afternoon, as Boyd Gordon and Shane Doan scored two goals each to give the Coyotes the 6-1 victory.  Luckily for Avs’ enforcer Cody McLeod, he was able to avoid withstanding a similar beating when he dropped the gloves with Kyle […]

  • This Day In Sports History (January 12th) – Mario Lemieux

    This Day In Sports History (January 12th) – Mario Lemieux

    It was on this day in 1993 when doctors announced that Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Mario Lemieux had been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.  Lemieux was forced to undergo radiation treatments that left his career and life in serious doubt. Despite his condition, Lemieux ended up missing only two months of action and returned to finish the […]

  • Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — Thornton vs. Stuart — 1/10/12

    Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — Thornton vs. Stuart — 1/10/12

    Boston Bruins enforcer Shawn Thornton had himself quite the game against the Winnipeg Jets last night.  In addition to scoring a brilliant goal on a penalty shot to tie the game at 2-2, he also dropped the gloves with former teammate Mark Stuart during an entertaining tilt. Thornton would go on to make Stuart’s return […]

  • Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — Chimera vs. Mitchell — 1/9/12

    Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — Chimera vs. Mitchell — 1/9/12

    With the Los Angeles Kings leading the Washington Capitals by a score of 4-1 midway through the third period, frustration was beginning to mount for several of the Caps players.  Among those growing increasingly frustrated was Jason Chimera, who eventually reached his boiling point and decided to drop his gloves with Kings’ defenceman Willie Mitchell […]

  • Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — Rinaldo vs. Shaw — 1/5/12

    Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — Rinaldo vs. Shaw — 1/5/12

    Last night’s game between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center was a rematch of the Stanley Cup Finals from two years ago, and it certainly did not disappoint, as it provided us with a total of nine goals and one entertaining fight between the Flyers’ Zac Rinaldo and the […]

  • Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — Thornton vs. Janssen — 1/4/12

    Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — Thornton vs. Janssen — 1/4/12

    Anytime Shawn Thornton or Cam Janssen drop the gloves, and entertaining bout usually ensues.  Last night those two enforcers dropped the gloves and squared off with one another during a game between the Boston Bruins and the New Jersey Devils, and as you’d probably expect, the end result was an action-packed bout that is worthy […]

  • Ilya “Universe” Bryzgalov Shines Again (Video)

    Ilya “Universe” Bryzgalov Shines Again (Video)

    Something tells me that this may soon turn into a weekly segment titled, “What Kind of Crazy Thing Did Ilya Bryzgalov Say This Week?” During the first episode of HBO’s 24/7 Flyers/Rangers: Road to the NHL Winter Classic, Flyers goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov enlighten us all about the universe, Russian alcohol, tigers and Chinese laws.  This […]

  • NHL Referee Chris Rooney Sticks His Gum On The Glass (Video)

    NHL Referee Chris Rooney Sticks His Gum On The Glass (Video)

    A 20 minute period can be a long time to chew a single piece of gum, especially when the game is being delayed by a bunch of penalties.  NHL referee Chris Rooney ran into that problem while officiating last night’s game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Los Angeles Kings.  But rather than simply […]